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Documenting Conscience

Freedom Summer (also known to as the Mississippi Summer Project) was a campaign launched in June 1964 to register previously unregistered African-American voters in Mississippi. In what would become a significant turning point in the U.S. civil rights movement, hundreds of volunteers from across the country traveled to Mississippi to join this ambitious movement.

The campaign met with strong opposition from…

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Eat and Meet in Des Moines

Leave the intrastate rivalry at the door! In cooperation with the Iowa State and University of Northern Iowa alumni associations, the UIAA proudly invites alumni to attend the first networking lunch of the season at Dos Rios Cantina and Tequila Lounge in Des Moines on Thursday, Oct. 17. Graduates from each of these universities are encouraged to come enjoy a…

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Win the Ultimate Big Ten Football Experience

BMW wants to give you the Ultimate Big Ten Football Experience! As the official luxury automobile of the Big Ten, BMW is offering fans the chance to win tickets to select 2013 football games as well as VIP access to the 2013 Big Ten Football Championship in Indianapolis on Dec. 7, 2013. One grand prize winner will receive two tickets…

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Coming Home

It’s a busy week here at the UI Alumni Association. Our board of directors is in town for its biannual meeting, IOWA Club leaders have arrived for their yearly workshop, and, of course, we’re in the midst of Homecoming festivities.

Homecoming is a time for you to reflect fondly on your college days, to share memories and anecdotes, to…

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Hawkeye Huddle at Minnesota

Join us for our first Big 10 Huddle this Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Avenue SE in Minneapolis. Come enjoy pregame festivities with fellow Hawkeyes before Iowa takes on Minnesota for Floyd of Rosedale.

Iowa River Landing proudly presents the 2013 Iowa Football Hawkeye Huddle receptions at away football games this season….

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Hawkeye Huddle at Iowa State

Are you heading up to Ames for the Iowa-Iowa State game? Join us for the first Hawkeye Huddle of the 2013 season on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, 50th Street, West Des Moines.

Iowa River Landing proudly presents the 2013 Iowa Football Hawkeye Huddle receptions at away football games this season. These free receptions,…

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Big Things on the Horizon

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The University of Iowa campus currently bustles with parents and new students anticipating the year ahead. For the incoming freshmen, everything here is new. Sure, nearly all of them have seen campus before, but never through the lens of a current UI student. When they look around their new home, they can perhaps visualize a gateway to their future success.

Meanwhile,…

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40 Years of Music and Memories

Back in 1973, former members of the Hawkeye Marching Band returned to Iowa City during Homecoming to perform in Kinnick Stadium for the first time since their graduation. Forty years later, this tradition is still going strong.

This October 4-5, former UI marching band members will arrive in town with trumpets, trombones, saxophones, and clarinets in tow. During a fun-filled weekend…

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Seven Signs that You’re a Hawkeye

1. You’re convinced that this is the coolest man who ever lived. 

Source: University of Iowa Libraries

2. You believe football players don’t rush out of the tunnel, they SWARM.

Source: University of Iowa Admissions

3. A Quad is good, but a Pentacrest is better.

Source: flickr.com

4. You think that this belongs in the dictionary under “sportsmanship.”

Source: Iowa Now

5. This is…

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Welcoming a New Batch of Hawkeyes

Orientation 2013 is under way! Twice each week, incoming students arrive on campus to learn what being a UI student is all about. As always, the UI Alumni Association and our student group, S.T.A.T. (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow), will host a booth at each event to greet new Hawkeyes and encourage them to join our ranks.

S.T.A.T. provides students multiple ways…

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